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Donor Mom Julie Spear Visits Foothills Hospital for Donate Life

Donor Mom Julie Spear Visits Foothills Hospital for Donate Life

Donor Mom Julie Spear, a Boulder resident, visited Foothills Hospital today alongside ICU Manager Tracey Nagell and Donor Alliance's Kim Jenson to tell the story of her son, Evan.

Evan Spear was only 19-years-old when he was killed in a car crash involving a bull on the highway in Pueblo in 2017.

Before his death, Evan became an organ, eye and tissue donor. That decision saved the lives of four people and helped another 75 people through tissue donation.

"Evan has inspired so many people and has left a legacy," Julie Spear said. The donor mom said she would not have survived her son's untimely death without the focus on Evan's lifesaving organ and tissue donation, giving her a sense of meaning and purpose out of the accident.

two people huggingLast summer Spear met for the first time Keith Stampley, a retired minister from Alton, Ill., who had received Evan's liver. (Watch the video below of the emotional encounter.)

Spear regularly puts a team together in the annual Donor Dash 5K, hosted by Donor Alliance, the federally designated nonprofit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming.

Julie's message to everyone: Become an organ and tissue donor today.

Register here to become a donor.